Cop Shades

Frozenover
Jr. Member
Jr. Member
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:15 pm

Cop Shades

by: Frozenover on
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:22 am

Police officer all seem to wear Sunglasses.

Are these offical parts of there uniform? Or are there shades more of a "cop culture" thing?

If it's a culture thing are there any regulations around which ones they can use, since they all seem to use a similiar style?


User avatar
Reflections
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1490
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:49 pm
Location: somewhere in traffic

Moderator

by: Reflections on
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:30 am

Frozenover wrote:Police officer all seem to wear Sunglasses.

Are these offical parts of there uniform? Or are there shades more of a "cop culture" thing?

If it's a culture thing are there any regulations around which ones they can use, since they all seem to use a similiar style?
Have you ever used polarized shades? World of difference when you can remove "glare". Besides you just ain't cool if you don't look like this:

Image
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com


User avatar
hwybear
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2933
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:21 am
Location: In YOUR rearview mirror!

Moderator

by: hwybear on
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:09 pm

Our office is outdoors with glare all day. Certainly going to protect my eyesight. Glasses are not issued for the most part, unless it is a specialty type of unit. Marine units are issued glasses for the increased glare. MC riders are issued glasses that are safety sunglasses, to prevent a stone in the eyeball.

Quite a few officers that wear glasses have the lenses that automatically tint themselves pending the brightness.

Most of us just buy cheapy glasses as you set them down in the car, forget them, fall on the floor, slide across the dash or whatever. Certainly with not going to spend $150 on a pair of Oakleys, when a set of safety glasses runs $8 at a local safety store. If they get lost, broken or scratched....not out a lot of coin.

Here can buy a pair....Nascar GT sunglasses

http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/5329224.html

Just remembered most truckers wear sunglasses and seems every road construction person has them too. Rarely do I see a boater without shades either.
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


User avatar
Reflections
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1490
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:49 pm
Location: somewhere in traffic

Moderator

by: Reflections on
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:43 pm

La Bear wrote:spend $150 on a pair of Oakleys
Once again you be gettin the officer discount. I am offically organising a group buy with Bear going to all the stores for some unbelievably low prices........Just copy the text below and add you name in your response:


1. Reflections
2.
3.
4.
5.



8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com




User avatar
Proper1
Member
Member
Posts: 109
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:14 pm
Location: Caledonia, Ontario

by: Proper1 on
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:05 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter and many of our finest would never go after a nasty perp without their shades. Not having them would just spoil the whole image.

Say, what ever did become of the Village People?


Post Reply

Return to “Police Clothing and Equipment”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest